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Shared Contact Folders


Shared Contact Folders 

Shared folders can be created and accessed in the Outlook desktop client only. Shared folders cannot be used in Outlook Web Access.


Create a Shared Contact Folder

1. Open Outlook and Select ‘People   
2. Right click your folder from left side navigation 
3. Select New Folder  
4. Enter Shared Contacts in the Name field (you may use any name)   
5. Click OK  
6. Open the new Shared Contacts folder if it does not automatically open   
7. Create new contacts or contact groups as needed   
8. Right-click the Shared Contacts folder from left side navigation:
9. Select Share>Share Contacts  
10. Enter the email address(es) of the people with whom you wish to share    
Note: If you would like the recipients to have the ability to modify the contact folder, activate the appropriate option


11. Click Send

Opening a Shared Contact Folder 

  1. The selected recipients will receive an email notifying them of the shared contact folder. This email contains anlink at top of the email. 


  1. Selected recipients can open People in Outlook and the Shared Contacts folder will appear as a folder in their account. 


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